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Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test

Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test

£117.00

A blood test to measure the levels of vitamin K, which is important in blood clotting as well as regulating blood calcium levels and bone metabolism.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 9 working days from sample receipt at lab
Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test
Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test
Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test
Vitamin K (Nutritional) Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Vitamins

Vitamins (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally. Wrap your sample in foil immediately after it is taken.

From the expert

Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting as well as regulating blood calcium levels and bone metabolism. In the liver, vitamin K is required to produce 4 factors that are necessary for blood to properly clot: prothrombin and factors VII, IX, and X.

Most people get all the vitamin K they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. Because vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, any vitamin K in the body that is not needed immediately is stored in the liver for future use. Green leafy vegetables including broccoli and spinach, vegetable oils and fortified cereals are all good sources of vitamin K. 

In the UK for those who eat a healthy, balanced diet a vitamin K deficiency is rare. However, those at risk of developing a vitamin K deficiency include those with conditions that limit absorption of dietary vitamins such as biliary obstruction, coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis and cystic fibrosis. Vitamin K supplements are also available but monitoring the dose is important as too much can be harmful, so it is advised you speak with your doctor before supplementing vitamin K.

This test measures the level of vitamin K in your blood.
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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.